Reactive & unmanned production solution
Unmanned. Scalable. Independent welding.
PEMA FMS is unmanned software-controlled production solution that automates each process step while ensuring adaptive manufacturing for heavy industry.
As an efficiency-increasing feature, the solution includes a buffer area that de-couples the robotic welding stations from the manual welding station. As a result, the stations can work independently without waiting for the others to finish their work. This minimizes waiting times and increases arc-on times.
PEMA FMS brings more efficiency and production flexibility especially for products with short welding times, as the buffer enables smooth workpiece replacement and independent welding.
The buffer of the FMS de-couples the robotic welding stations from the manual welding station. This means that the stations can work independently without waiting for the other to finish its work. This minimizes waiting times and increases arc-on times.
FMS takes care of the routing between the process stations. This makes production very flexible. The various work pieces may visit one or several process stations in a different order depending on the “manufacturing recipe” that has been selected.
The number of robotic and possible manual process stations, the amount of buffer stations and the automated material handling solutions are chosen according to the workpieces, throughput requirements and unmanned operation needs.
Known for its user-friendly and in-house developed control systems, for the PEMA FMS Pemamek has created a visually appealing and powerful routing software called Line control. The interface identifies the workpiece by RFID or QR code after which the transport conveyor takes the structure to the right process cell. In addition to the work view queue and status, the system tracks all work phases and provides information on the progress, among other features.
PEMA FMS handles work queues and moves work pieces between the process stations and buffer places. This ensures maximum arc-on time. Extended unmanned operation is possible by loading the buffer places with workpieces prior to the unmanned shift.
The possibility to add buffers according to manufacturing needs makes PEMA FMS a perfect solution for any manufacturing plant adding scalability and flexibility to the production.
PEMA FMS is designed to fit the customer’s needs and plant. In/output, logistics, and working stations are separate modules that can be combined to get the most out of the plant floor.
PEMA engineers use plant layouts and workpiece measurements to produce the most efficient FMS system for each customer. This makes PEMA FMS a good candidate for both smaller and bigger manufacturing plants.